Malawi, Mozambique officials meet over boundary disputes

Officials from Malawi and Mozambique are meeting in Mangochi to iron out boundary disputes which led to six villages in Malawi erroneously go to Mozambique leading to clashes with authorities there.

Kachikho says meeting to ease tension.

Thursday morning the officials were taken to Makanjira in Mangochi where the boundary redemarcation exercise led to six villages go to Mozambique leading to clashes with the Mozambican Police over fishing rights on Lake Malawi.

The fracas left one person dead.

Minister of Lands Anna Kachikho said the meeting would iron out all the boundary differences.

“This meeting would generate solutions to the problem,” she said.

Director of Institute for sea and boundaries in Mozambique Manuel Farao said people along the borders should report to authorities whenever they are mistreated by the police.

The meeting ends on Friday.

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Land Surveyor
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Land Surveyor

Just to clarify that villages were not errrorneously put in Mozambique. Boundary reaffirmation means that the two countries are following the old boundary made by colonial administrators and not making new boundary. If the reporter really attended the meeting which I was part of, then he is misleading his country in his report. The main takeaway points from the community meetings were 1. police from the two countries to stop harassing local communities. 2. Never destroy boundary marks 3. Communities should form groups to clear the misunderstanding that may arise. 4. The boundary was not clear before reaffirmation hence people… Read more »

Central
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Central

Too many contradictions here.

If the boundary was not clear as stated in bullet 4, did the team assume the people were culprits when it alleged in bullet 2 that the locals should not be destroying boundary marks? Now who should be objective here?

Kibaki
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Kibaki

Let them start it next when MCP gets in government. Zida za Kamuzu zikanalipo chibwana ayi Mocambique and Tanzania. Underrate these dogs APM/JB/Bingu. You could not have done this even during Bakili Muluzi, you knew he was part of the strong MCP. Like my current president who calls pple stupid, i also call you stupid/ demet

Timvê ziti
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Timvê ziti

It’s not looking good for our Country’s future. Border disputes from all our 3 Neighbours. They could use agree to split our small landlocked country.

Waku Gauteng
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Waku Gauteng

We never win any discussions because we have no good negotiators. We are more likely to come back empty handed. Nzodziwika. After that they claim working allowance. Incompetency par excellence at every level. So what’s the point of negotiations?

Mbonga Matoga
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Mbonga Matoga

The issue is that we have incompetent people in our govt who were obviously employed thru the back door, it is therefore not supprising that Malawi a small country as it is, we keep losing our land to neighboring countries. This should be a lesson to everyone that employing people in govt positions based on nepotism and not competence is a very bad thing that can never benefit our country as a whole. During Kamuzu era this redemacation exercise would have benefited Malawi more becoz it would have been an opportunity for us to claim our land back that the… Read more »

winston msowoya
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winston msowoya

The recent border conflict between Malawi and Mozambique where one person died,is both shameful and senseless.How is it that during the colonisation of Mozambique by the fascists Portuguese and British colonialists in Malawi, there were no such skirmishes,both African people lived in peace and harmony.Afterall there is no need of shading blood amongst brothers and sisters of both countries as we are all one people.Already,Malawi is in conflict with Tanzania on Lake Nyasa on the East and,Zambia on the West.This is not the way we should live as all of us are intertwined,there are Ngonis in Mozambique,Malawi and Tanzania and… Read more »

Hyena Club
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Hyena Club

And you really think people in the village are going to read your lovely message?

#DzukaniAmalawi
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#DzukaniAmalawi

This is what happens when there’s political infighting leading to focus on wrong things. Now our neighbours are striking to get a piece of the country as the custodians are fighting for positions. By the time the infighting is over the country will be gone to the neighbours. There is no way any neighbouring country would have pulled this type of stunt during the Kamuzu Banda days……no way! If we had any doubt that we have weak leaders, well, here we are. ma neighbour ayamba kutidelera

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